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HHS - 888 - Health Care Technology Study Section - Authorized by Law


Committee NameHealth Care Technology Study SectionAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year1997Committee Number888
Original Establishment Date12/19/1989Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date9/30/1997Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date6/15/1996Designated Fed Officer Position Title*
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*TBD
Establishment Authority*Authorized by LawDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 299c-1Designated Federal Officer Phone* 
Effective Date Of Authority*12/19/1989Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email* 
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Grant Review Committee


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Study Section reviews research grant applications for scientific and technical merit. Its recommendations are advisory to the Administrator, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) and to the appropriate n al advisory councils. During FY 1997, the Study Section reviewed 30 applications for a total of $29,497.101. The Study Section also supports the review of certain grant applications using field reviewers who are paid fees ranging from $50 to $100 per review. A field reviewer may be a member or non-member.
How is membership balanced?*Membership during FY 1997 included physicians and non-physicians - the latter representing the fields of biostatistics, economics, operations research, nursing, psychology, and sociology. Special interests of the physicians include primary care, cardiology, epidemiology, quality assurance, emergency medicine, medical decision-making, and technology assessment. These professional specialties, disciplines, and interests are representative of those involved in the research and grant applications reviewed.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*This Study Section ordinarily meets three times each year in keeping with the practice of Public Health Service study sections which review research grant applications. Meetings are coordinated with the three deadlines for submission of applications. Scheduled meetings of the Study Section, which are planned a full year in advance, are essential to the continuation of the Agency's extramural program in health care technology assessment and quality assurance.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*By law, a panel of experts, primarily non-Federal, must review grant applications exceeding $50,000 in direct cAWfor scientific merit. The Health Care Technology Study Section is the panel with the most appropriate mix of expertise for the review of technologically-oriented and quality assurance applications in health care delivery received by the Federal government. While reviewing primarily applications assigned to the AHCPR, this Study Section also reviews those applications assigned to other PHS agencies, especially the National Institutes of Health, when they require expertise of the kind represented on this study section.
Why close or partially close meetings?Portions of the meetings involve the review, discussion, and evaluation of individual grant applications. These applications and the discussion of them are likely to reveal personal information concerning individuals associated with the applications.
Recommendation Remarkscommittee term. 9-30-97


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety* Action Reorganize Priorities* 
Outcome Trust In Government Action Reallocate Resources 
Outcome Major Policy Changes Action Issued New Regulations 
Outcome Advance In Scientific Research Action Proposed Legislation 
Outcome Effective Grant Making Action Approved Grants Or Other Payments 
Outcome Improved Service Delivery Action Other 
Outcome Increased Customer Satisfaction Action Comment
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg Requirements Grants Review* 
Outcome Other Number Of Grants Reviewed 
Outcome CommentNumber Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings* Dollar Value Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings CommentGrants Review Comment
Number Of Recommendations* Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer* 
Number Of Recommendations CommentAccess Agency Website 
% of Recs Fully Implemented* Access Committee Website 
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentAccess GSA FACA Website 
% of Recs Partially Implemented* Access Publications 
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentAccess Other 
Agency Feedback* Access Comment
Agency Feedback Comment*Narrative Description*
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$4,200.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$129,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$950.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$13,528.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$5,187.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$152,865.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*2.00Est Cost Remarks
Cost Remarks  
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